Remember that one year when the Detroit Lions were good? It seems like it was probably back when Detroit was actually a thriving metropolis, but it was actually just in 2011. They went 10-6 that year, made the playoffs, and then got bounced in the first round. Kind of sounds like the 2012 Vikings, actually, but don't tell anyone that.
But if you were to try and figure out WHY the team did so well that year, what would you say? Maybe Calvin Johnson was playing out of his mind? Maybe the defense applied pressure to opposing teams? Maybe their coach wasn't being stupid about handshakes for once? Sure, all of those things might have been a factor. Maybe even the biggest factor. But I'll tell you what WASN'T a factor:
Matthew Stafford playing well against teams with a winner record. Because in his career, he's 1-23 against teams with a winning record. PFFFFTTTT!!
Now, don't get me wrong here. It's not like I'm sitting here and comparing Matthew Stafford to the Vikings quarterback, Christian Ponder, and saying that the Purple are a way better team because of who is slinging the rock around for them. I think we all know I'm not smoking enough weed to make a statement like that, especially ever since Percy left town. And I think if you were to ask any Vikings fan how they felt about Ponder, you'd find plenty of fans who are still on the fence about whether or not he can be a franchise quarterback. So there's no real comparison there. Talent wise, I'd still probably rather have Matthew Stafford over Christian Ponder, BBBUUUUUTTTTTTTT ........
By my count, Ponder's record against teams with a winning record (in games he has started) is 5-11. That's not fantastic, but it technically is better than 1-24. Which is really bad, by the way. Really bad. Here are Stafford's game break downs:
That's just ugly, man. And I guess I don't know what Detroit's excuse is. Maybe Stafford gets a little too careless with the ball in critical times. Didn't he throw two interceptions to Chad Greenway one year? I mean, that's bad football. Or maybe they just continue to ignore drafting for their offensive line, or defensive backfield. I feel like I've watched the draft three years in a row now where a pretty damn good OL or CB would pop up at their turn, and I'd think to myself, "Dammit, now the Lions are going to get good" only to see them draft another defensive tackle or Titus Young. Stupid, forgetful Lions.
Either way, I don't care. It just means the Vikings don't have to worry about coming in fourth in the NFC North this year or any subsequent year while Stafford is playing teams with a winning record. Because the odds of us beating them out are apparently pretty good.
However, his girlfriend Kelly Hall is pretty hot, so he does have that going for him.
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Bawhahaha!!!! Your team went 0-16 like six years ago and stuff.
A team that has all of four playersremaining from that team. A team Stafford (the Superstar Quarterback you continue to hate on) was not apart of.
What's pathetic is how sorry that team actually was most college team could've beat ...almost beat your Viqueens if not for a safety by an idiot third string Quaretback in there due to injury. Teams were beating the Lions by 30+ points that season and your Viqueens almost choked away a win to the worst team in NFL History.
One of the most amazing stats I've ever seen in football is when ESPN compared Stafford's first two full seasons to Ponders first two full seasons ...both the last two seasons
Stafford: 10,000+ yards 62 Touchdowns
Ponder: 5,000+ yards 31 Touchdowns
Doubling Ponders stats. You might need to check Elias Sports Bureau ...but I'm 99.9% sure that has never happened before. Two starting Quaretbacks playing all of their teams games theiofirst two seasons ...and one doubling the other up!
Amazing I know.
Kind of Pathetic on Ponders part.
Keep hating though. You almost have yourself convinced :D
For PJD commenters next magic trick, they will tell Vikings fans how their noteworthy 0-16 season record is just another statistical illusion propagated by the liberal media. Stay tuned!
hmmm... what's this?
Looks like someone shit blog was exposed.Anyone could spin stats a certain way to make any player look terrible. If you hate on a player enough ...you'll find a way.
You could make Aaron Rodgers look shitty by throwing myopic statistics out there as this myopic hating individual who put this blog out there. For example the stat that Rodgers hasn't won a single playoff game other than the year the Pack's defense was playing lights out when they went on to beat Pitt. ...or Rodgers first few years. Which I might add that Rodgers first full two seasons weren't even close to as great as Stafford's first two full seasons were.
Numbers never lie. ....unless you put numbers out there like this idiot has that aren't true.
Using PJD's logic (the idiot responsible for this blog) Mark Sanchez is one of the best QB's of all time looking at his teams record his first two seasons making the Championship game in each. When you look at the real numbers as the Water Cooler Sports Network did with Stafford, its obvious Sanchez had almost nothing to do with those wins ...as he was along for the ride. Case in point look at Sanchez's career statistics.
Just as Stafford's says 10,000 yards and 60+ touchdowns in his first two full seasons.
So if you want to place blame/credit for wins/loses. Do a little research before taking your hate for a player to a blog and you won't like a complete assdouche. i.e. Stafford was technically 6-2 against winning teams, not 1-23 like this asshat has stated several times. Read the link i posted above and see for yourself :)
Ignore the numbers. He was only picking and choosingwhich numbers would make Stafford look bad. Hence the article link I poated of someone with moar than half a brain exposing this shitty blog.
I wonder if there is a mathematical equation out there that would make Christian Ponder look halfway decent.
Lolz at naming yore kid Christian
Don't know why I gave this idiot 5 minutes of my time with this lenghty reply. I should've just posted the link. I look almost as douchy as this guy melting over it. Ah well :\
@steve in gr Please. That took you WAY more than 5 minutes to do all the comment edits I know you made.
I probably should have tagged this post with "Trolling 101" to help you out. Live and learn.
@steve in gr Yeah........ something like that?
You don't need to edit when you're educated. It comes naturally.
I'm sure you will be no where around this shitty blog when Stafford drops 40+ on your Viqueens in a sweep this year.
Lol Stafford doubling up Shitty Ponders production.
Haters are gonna hate
Surprise ! You're a mouth breathing uneducated barking idiot. ...and so is your shitty blog.
1-23 because he came into an 0-16 shit team much like your Viqueens are now w/o A Pete.
He had absolutely no weapons other than Calvin until they acquired Bush this off season ....and he's still thrown for over 10k yards and 60+ touchdowns with no weapons his first two full seasons. Only Tom Brady has accomplished this. I'm sure those numbers are a fluke and so easy to do anyone could do it though. PFFFTTTTTTTTT!!!!! <------ notice how I should like a drooling dolt when I say that. PPPPFFFFTTTTTTTT!!!!! See?
I'm sure you'd so much rather have What's his name. The bum from Florida State. Oh yeah! Ponder. LOL
Keep on hating hater. You'll never have a tandem like Stafford and Calvin. Moss and Culpepper were JV compared to these two.
Ill go ahead and save this article and bookmark it so I can laugh at it and you when the Lions rape your Viqueens twice this year.
Have fun hating tard.
Blaming Lions losses on a QB who was (check it out) consistently scoring a passer rating above 80, is as dumb as giving a QB credit when he wins with a RB that goes 150 yards a game. Bad math... dumb assumptions and stupid blog.
Keep telling your self that Stafford is no good may if you smoke enough Weed it might be true the only thing I know for sure is that a grave your roads will be Matt in Calvin's next victim
Well you just keep telling your self Stafford is no good bro may be you will smoke eough weed for it to be true.
@CollegeWolf The only consistent surprise is that Stafford is banging out Kelly Hall. But maybe I shouldn't be so surprised by that. Matthew Stafford the quarterback isn't that great, but MC Stafford, the binge drinking boat buddy? AWESOME.